Johnston Press: rescue plan for Scotsman newspaper group

The company will continue to publish more than 200 titles but the deal has been criticised by its largest shareholder and the NUJScores of local newspapers as well as titles including the i, the Yorkshire Post and the Scotsman, will continue to publish after its troubled owner agreed a deal to secure its future – only a day after the company entered administration. But thousands of employees will be worse off under changes to their pension plans.Johnston Press, which was founded in 1767 and owns more than 200 titles in print and online, was crippled by debts of more than £220m – blaming its financial woes on the threat to digital advertising from tech giants such as Google and Facebook. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ PC World | 2011-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In starting Bookish.com, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA and Hachette Book Group hope to provide one-stop shopping for books and information about authors. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Telegraph is the latest news publisher to try reasserting a paid news economy for its newspaper in digital tablet form. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2011-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble Plans New E-Book Reader [Voices]

Barnes & Noble Inc. will unveil a new electronic book reader later this month, the bookseller told analysts and investors on Wednesday, according to a federal filing released after the close of trading. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Starling to join Octopus Publishing Group

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ AllThingsD | 2011-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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